Your Chapter Hubs

The Next Chapter is a new project targeting women of all ages and backgrounds to develop their ideas, build communities and support the transition out of conflict. Over the last 12 months over 300 women have joined a ‘Chapter Hub’ in their local area.


This exciting new Peace IV funded project invited women from all over Northern Ireland and the border counties in the Republic of Ireland to take part in a project to establish new cross-community and cross-border networks of women’s groups working to progress better understandings and representation for gender equality in areas such as peace and reconciliation, politics and public life.

So what happens at the Chapter Hub?
Here individual women make up a diverse group of local women and have the opportunity to share ideas and make their mark on a group project that will contribute to peace and reconciliation locally. Through participation in the project, members of the Chapters can take part in a comprehensive capacity building training programme that will equip them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be an active leader in community or to start dipping their toes into political and public life.

Your local ‘Chapter Hub’ Is:
  1. A thriving network of local women from all backgrounds fostering dialogues about their various roles in Northern Ireland and the border counties of the Republic of Ireland from the past, to the present and through to the future;
  2. A place of learning for ‘Chapter’ participants to further consolidate their understanding of; (a) peace and reconciliation (b) gender equality (c) decision making, politics and public life, and (d) the role of the media today;
  3. A platform to take action and exercise decision making by collaboratively developing a joint project that will have a positive social change impact with relation to gender equality, peace and reconciliation, and women’s participation in politics and public life.


Chapter Coordinators

There are three Regional Coordinators for the network of ten Chapter Hubs, and they have been busy out and about speaking with community organisations, women’s groups, sports groups and political representatives. If you are part of an organisation, group, or just one individual keen to get involved, contact your local Chapter project coordinator to find out more about the project. We want to hear from you so get in touch!


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